Audio files

We are making available audio files of our seminars from May 2013 onwards. We will keep recent seminars on this page, older presentations will continue to be available on our iTunes U channel as podcasts (the seminars available here can also be downloaded from iTunes). The files on the iTunes U site are stored in the collection ‘Centre of South Asian Studies: seminars’ – if you want to receive all future files, then subscribe to the podcast and they will automatically download to your iTunes folder when they become available.

These files do not include the question and answer sessions at the end of the seminars, and in some cases (particularly where a film or piece of music is played) we will cut sections from the audio track for copyright reasons. On occasion it will not be possible for us to make a seminar available at all if the speaker does not give us permission to do so.


Dr Matthew Nelson (SOAS)

Religious freedom and public order: fundamental-rights lawfare and the construction of majoritarian national identities in Pakistan and Malaysia.

Introduced by Dr Sujit Sivasundaram
Duration: 60 minutes


Dr Aparajita Mukhopadhyay (Goldsmiths, University of London)

From Grand Tour to Deshbhraman: railways and changing attitudes to travel in colonial India.

Introduced by Dr Sujit Sivasundaram
Duration: 55 minutes


Dr Rajesh Venugopal (LSE)

Nationalism, development and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka.

Introduced by Dr Sujit Sivasundaram
Duration: 40 minutes


Professor Justin Jones (University of Oxford)

The Gordon Johnson Seminar: Eve’s mistakes? Islamic feminism and the pursuit of female religious authority in contemporary India.

Introduced by Dr Sujit Sivasundaram
Duration: 55 minutes


Dr Moin Nizami (University of Oxford)

Connecting Ottoman Hijaz and British India: intellectual networks and legacy of Imdadullah Makki.

Introduced by Dr Sujit Sivasundaram
Duration: 46 minutes


The Kingsley Martin Memorial Lecture: Professor Neeladri Bhattacharya

Koh-i-Noor: violence, law, and the moral politics of colonialism.

Introduced by Dr Kamal Munir and Professor Joya Chatterji
Duration: 76 minutes


Professor Chris Baker (Chulalongkorn University)

Ayutthaya in Asian history from the 13th to 18th century.

Introduced by Dr David Washbrook
Duration: 41 minutes


Dr P. Sanal Mohan (Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala and Smuts Visiting Fellow, Centre of South Asian Studies)

Global Christianity and the transformation of the emotional world of Dalits: a critical reading of missionary writings.

Introduced by Professor Joya Chatterji
Duration: 43 minutes


Dr Arundhati Virmani and Dr Jean Boutier (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Social, Marseille)

Depicting the British abroad: discontinuities in Johan Zoffany’s Tuscan and Indian experience, 1772-1789.

Introduced by Dr Melissa Calaresu
Duration: 43 minutes